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Attractions in North Wales

Known for its dramatic seascapes, mountains, and castles, this culturally rich part of Wales is packed with both natural and man-made attractions to suit every interest. Explore some of the best attractions in North Wales, wander around fabulous country houses, take the kids to the zoo, sample the local brew at one of the many beach bars, ride a zip wire or go cliff-jumping. The menu is enormous, so start browsing now to build your personal holiday plan.

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Marquess of Anglesey's Column

Menai Bridge

Recently renovated. The Column, a Grade 11* Listed Building with 115 steps, was built in 1817 and is dedicated to Henry William Paget, Earl of Uxbridge.

Conwy Castle and Walls


Built by King Edward 1 this magnificent Castle and Wall is, as CADW say, one of the most magnificent mediaeval fortresses in Europe. A must visit.

Glan Faenol


Based near Bangor, Glan Faenol is a moderate 1.5-hour walk through native woodland and ancient parkland. Get ready for views of Snowdonia, Plas Newydd house and the Menai Strait!

RNLI - Treaddur Bay Lifeboat Station


Located in Trearddur Bay, the RNLI Lifeboat Station covers 20 miles of the rugged Anglesey coastline. Learn where and how they work with a trip to this station.

Cwrw Llŷn

Llyn Peninsula

With vibrant ales and malty bitters, this craft beer brewery is a must-visit for anyone who wants a unique refreshment brewed in the local area. 

RSPB Ynys Lawd / South Stack


The RSPB Anglesey South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve is perfect for seabird watching.

Welsh Highland Railway - (Beddgelert, Station) -


The Beddgelert Station of the Welsh Highland Railway is surrounded by outstanding nature, glorious Snowdonia views, and a heritage railway ambience. A must-see for all visitors.

Bodnant Garden


Visitors can stroll through 980 acres of tranquil garden space while admiring Champion Trees, sweeping lawns, and thick woodland.

RNLI - Beaumaris Lifeboat Station

With over 100 years of history and 12 awards for bravery, the Beaumaris Lifeboat Station is a top place to visit on the Welsh coast.

Trefriw Woollen Mills


Explore and shop traditional Welsh tapestries, bedspreads, tweeds, and travel rugs woven on-site by experts.

Stingray Angling Charter

Church Bay

In addition to fishing excursions, this team offers bird-watching tours, coastal pleasure cruises, and inshore and wreck diving tours. 

Halen Mon


Halen Mon (Anglesey Sea Salt Company) is famous for delicious Welsh sea salt, and now you can see the process for yourself! Led by a trained guide, Halen Mon tours…

Criccieth Castle


This castle is of great interest. It was originally built by Llywelyn the Great and his Grandson. Edward 1 invaded and made a few improvements, including a stone-throwing machine! 

Janet Bell


Located in Beaumaris, Janet Bell is an independent art shop and gallery owned by professional artist Janet Bell.

Welsh Highland Railway


Majestic heritage trains, breathtaking views, and fantastic special events, this is a day out for train enthusiasts and adventures alike.

Treborth Botanical Gardens

Menai Bridge

Get ready to explore native woodland, rich improvised grassland, and a managed orchard. Don’t forget your camera!



Experience fine Welsh cider with the Jaspels, Anglesea-based fine cider makers dedicated to using locally sourced ingredients and producing gluten-free and vegan drinks.

Great Orme


Great Orme is 2 miles long and 1 mile wide and rises to 679 ft above sea level. It has something to offer everyone.

Plas Newydd

Menai Bridge

A splendid mansion and home to The Marquess of Anglesey. Spectacular views and wonderful gardens by Humphrey Repton.

Pili Palas Nature World


Come face to face with friendly creatures at Pili Palas Nature World. This is an attraction for nature lovers, little ones, and everyone in between.

RNLI - Abersoch Lifeboat Station


Located in the popular Abersoch village on the Llyn Peninsula, the Abersoch Lifeboat Station has over 100 years of history and still works with the community today.

Penmon Dovecot


A fascinating building that housed up to 1,000 dove nests. It was built in 1600, probably by Sir Richard Bulkeley.

Canolfan Tryweryn – National White Water Centre


The Canolfan Tryweyn (National White Water Rafting Centre) is located in Snowdonia and offers the thrill of class 3 to 4 whitewater rapids.

RNLI - Conwy Lifeboat Station


Established in 1966, the Conwy Lifeboat Station operates from beneath Conwy Castle. Visit today to discover how this team looks out for the community.

Snowdon Mountain Railway Station


See Snowdon without taking a hike. The Snowdon Mountain Railway provides epic views as you ride in comfort to the summit of the iconic mountain.

Starida Fishing Trips and Puffin Island Cruises


Whether you’re looking for family fishing fun or want to try sea fishing for the first time, Starida Fishing Trips are on hand to help. 

Harlech Castle


Standing tall above the Cambrian coast overlooking the Irish Sea. Renowned for its imposing and strategic location positioned on a steep cliff.

Llanberis Lake Railway


Calling all steam train enthusiasts. The Llanberis Lake Railway is here to show you the stunning shoes of Llyn Padarn (Lake Padarn) from the comfort of a steam engine.

Plas yn Rhiw

Llyn Peninsula

This delightful Tudor/Georgian manor house with splendid gardens and wonderful views was rescued from neglect by the 3 Keating Sisters, who bought it in 1938.

Zip World Conwy


Bad weather? No stress. Zip World Conwy provides endless indoor adventures, including extreme stunt jumping, obstacle courses, soft play and climbing.

Dinorwic Slate Quarry


Uncover Welsh history with the Dinorwic Slate Quarry between Llanberis and Dinorwig. Home to the Welsh National Slate Museum, this is a great day out for all ages.



Portmeirion is an Italianate-style village in North Wales with iconic architecture, hotels, shops, spa treatment, cafes, restaurants, gardens, and stunning views.

Plas Newydd Garden


Experience the enchanting Plas Newydd House and Garden, plus spectacular views of Snowdonia. The Grade I listed gardens are home to an Australasian Arboretum, a Rhododendron Garden, and gorgeous terraces.

Plas Cadnant Garden


For leisurely strolls in beautiful parkland, it has to be the Plas Cadnant Estate. Immerse yourself in the Plas Cadnant Garden, an award-winning restoration project with Grade II listed outbuildings.

Dolbadarn Castle


Built in the late 12th Century. Native-built Dolbadarn Castle was, it is said, a vital link in the defence of the ancient kingdom of Gwynedd.

Caernarfon Castle


Construction started in 1283 and took 47 years to complete. The castle has nine towers and two gatehouses. In 1969, the Queen invested Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.

RNLI - Criccieth Lifeboat Station

Llyn Peninsula

Created in 1853, the Criccieth Lifeboat Station covers the north coast of Cardigan Bay. This station currently uses a B-class Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

RSPB Mawddach Woodlands


Based in the Mawddach Valley, the RSPB Mawddach woodlands allow you to admire Redstarts, Dippers, Wood Warblers, Lesser Horseshoe Bats and more.

Anglesey Fishing & Boat Trips


Anglesey Fishing & Boat Trips provides fishing tours and private charter services to all interested in sea fishing. 

Menai Heritage

Menai Bridge

A museum within the Thomas Telford Centre,  Mona Road, Menai Bridge. Inside, you’ll find a Bridge exhibition and an active community centre. 

Anglesey Boat Trips


Anglesey Boat Trips provides exhilarating packages with beautiful seascapes, local wildlife (including puffins), and gorgeous island views. Get ready to feel the salty air in your hair!

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Menai Bridge

Gaze upon the best of British marine life at the Anglesey Sea Zoo. With more than 40 tanks this attraction will impress all visitors.

Tacla Taid


Talca Taid (The Anglesey Transport Museum) strives to transport you back in time. Get ready to browse over 100 classic cars dating all the way back to the 1920s.

Conwy Valley Railway Museum


Based in Betws-y-Coed, the Conwy Valley Railway Museum is home to a model shop, train layouts, a museum, and a gift shop. Perfect for train enthusiasts, families, and little ones.

Great Orme Tramway


Located in Llandudno, North Wales, the Great Orme Tramway provides a classic cable-hauled tram journey and stunning views of the coastline and the summit of the Great Orme Headland.

Purple Moose Brewery


Located in the harbour town of Porthmadog, the Purple Moose Brewery is a 40–barrel miro-brewery ready to show you the best beers around.

Porth Y Swnt

Llyn Peninsula

An interesting interpretation village in the beautiful fishing village of Aberdaron. Here, you can find out about Llyn’s unique culture, Heritage, and environment.

Glaslyn Wildlife (Osprey)


Visit the home of Glaslyn Ospreys at the Glaslyn Wildlife Reserve. Owned and operated by local wildlife enthusiasts, this peaceful reserve is the place to connect with nature.

Zip world Llechwedd


Zip World Llechwedd is home to over and underground adventure activities to ensure you can have fun whatever the weather. 

Oriel Mon


One of the largest arts and culture venues in North Wales, with a changing programme of exhibitions it is always worth re-visiting.

RSPB Cors Ddyga


Located in Nr Gaerwen, the RSPB Cors Ddyga reserve is home to serene lakes, footpaths, and lowland wetlands. Prepare to watch Starlings, Lapwings, and Bitterns in a relaxed environment.

Seacoast Safari


Located in Beaumaris, Seacoast Safaris provides nature cruises, sightseeing cruises, and family-friendly boat rides around the Menai Straits.

RNLI - Pwllheli Lifeboat Station

Llyn Peninsula

Located on the Llyn Peninsula, the Pwllheli Lifeboat Station is home to an all-weather, carriage-launched Shannon-class lifeboat and an inshore D-class lifeboat. Crews here have been awarded five gallantry awards.

Sygun Copper Mine


Located in Beddgelert, Sygun Copper Mine is a genuine underground Victorian copper mine that reopened as an informative tourist experience.

Nant Y Pandy (The Dingle)


Nant Y Pandy (The Dingle) is a tranquil nature reserve in Llangefni, Anglesey. You’ll find enchanting woodlands, beautiful wooden sculptures and maybe even a red squirrel!

Foel Farm

Menai Bridge

Enjoy a relaxing family day out at Anglesey-based Foel Farm. With the chance to see farmyard friends up close.

Glasfryn Parc

Llyn Peninsula

Whether you fancy archery, ten-pin bowling, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting, or SUP paddleboarding, you’ll find something to complete your holiday here!

Aberfalls Distillery


Taste the spirit of North Wales with Aberfalls Distillery. This talented team has been distilling whisky between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait since 1900.

RNLI - Barmouth Lifeboat Station


The Barmouth Lifeboat Station has been saving lives and helping locals since 1828. The site was rebuilt in 2004, offering a modern glimpse into the lifeboat experience.

RNLI - Moelfre Seawatch Centre


The Moelfre RNLI Seawatch Centre tells the exciting story of Molefre’s lifeboat and maritime history. Prepare to learn about shipwrecks and brave rescues while examining unique artefacts.

Zip World Betws y Coed


Zip World Betws-y-Coed is a one-stop shop for thrills. From forest coasters and high wire courses to Europe’s largest giant swing.

RSPB Valley Wetlands


Grab your wellies to adventure through these peaceful wetlands. With each step, you’ll notice new habitats and sounds.

Beaumaris Courthouse Museum


Learn about the criminals of the 1800’s and why they may have ended up in the Gaol and Court. 

Nant Gwrtheyrn

Llyn Peninsula

The Heritage Centre was opened in Capel Seilo in 2003 and offers a wealth of information and fascinating displays about the history of the area.

Greenwood Family Park


Greenwood Family Park provides non-stop fun for all ages in Felinheli, Snowdonia.

Rib Ride


Tours with Rib Ride include adventures past Wales’ most iconic bridges, relaxing tours along the southeast coastline to Beaumaris, and trips to Caernarfon Castle.

Zip world Penrhyn Quarry


Zip World Penrhyn Quarry is home to the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Set in Penrhyn Slate Quarry this is a must visit.

Beaumaris Castle


Famous for its symmetry from above and the castle never being finished. The final castle built by Edward I with a beautiful moat around the outside.

Conwy Suspension Bridge


Built by Thomas Telford, construction started in 1822 and finished and opened in 1826. It was one of the first road suspension bridges in the world.

Llanfair Slate Caverns


The Llanfair Slate Caverns are man-made caverns based in Llanfair, Gwynedd. Get ready for an atmospheric self-guided tour deep underground!

Penrhyn Castle and Garden


This neo-Norman fantasy castle has a walled garden, acres of pristine parkland, and luxurious interiors. Educational fun for all ages!


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